France’s Lacourt Says Sun Yang “Pisses Purple” in Interview

Joining Mack Horton in slamming Sun Yang, French swimmer Camille Lacourt said Sun “pisses purple” in an interview following last night’s session that was highlighted by the controversial Chinese star winning gold in the men’s 200 freestyle.  In an interview with French radio station RMCsport, Lacourt, who finished fifth in the 100 backstroke last night, also expressed his fears of how prevalent illegal drug use is in swimming, estimating there are “two or three doped in each final.”

Lacourt specifically called out Sun Yang, stating “Sun Yang, he pisses purple.”  He added “When I see the 200m podium I want to be sick. I prefer to remember the crowd that cheered when we went out.  I am very sad when I see my sport getting like this. I have the impression I am looking at athletics, with two or three doped in each final.”  He finished with “I hope that FINA (the world governing body) is going to do react and stop this massacre, because it is getting sad.”

Sun, of course, previously served an unexpectedly quiet and short suspension after testing positive for trimetazidine in 2014, and has been the source of numerous controversies surrounding both his credibility as a clean athlete, as well as his out-of-the-pool (and in the pool) behavior.

Between the Russian scandalMack Horton and Sun Yang going at it,  Lilly King trending worldwide for repeatedly calling out Yulia Efimova, this is the most prevalent swimming doping controversies have been in the public eye since the 1976 East German fallacy in Montreal.

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SLab
5 years ago

I tell you, it sounds even trashier in french. He’s always been that way Camille. With his southern accent, the punchlines certainly deliver !

Aserra1
Reply to  SLab
5 years ago

Now we all know what Shirley Babashoff went through and what she said fell on deaf ears. So glad to see things are changing! Thanks Horton, King and Lacourt????

Lane Four
Reply to  Aserra1
5 years ago

What the hell?????? Why are you getting thumbs down? This pisses me off that there are trolls out there defending the dopers!

swimdoc
5 years ago

Let’s hope Lacourt doesn’t have a Twitter account. At least he took the heat off of Horton.

SLab
Reply to  swimdoc
5 years ago

He actually does have one ^^

Poseidon
Reply to  swimdoc
5 years ago

Chinese people flooded his Instagram account…

Chopper
Reply to  swimdoc
5 years ago

His instagram account has already been flooded with rude comments by the chinese fans.

lkjhfdsa
Reply to  Chopper
5 years ago

to be fair he asked for it

SLab
5 years ago

I tell you, it sounds even trashier in french. He’s always been that way, Camille. With the southern accent, the punchlines certainly deliver !

SwimmerFoxJet
5 years ago

Does he have evidence he “pissed” purple?

Danjohnrob
5 years ago

Are beets performance enhancing food? Russians eat a lot of Borscht, which makes you piss purple… 🙂

Swimmer
Reply to  Danjohnrob
5 years ago

^^Not literally purple…smh

Danjohnrob
Reply to  Swimmer
5 years ago

^^^Duh, I know. I was making a humorous comment, sometimes called a joke…smh

ItsSoPurpleAfterBeets
Reply to  Danjohnrob
5 years ago

Beetroot juice is actually one of the newer and more promising performance enhancers, based on their nitrate content. Already a staple in cycling.

Swammer
5 years ago

Part of me feels bad for the Chinese and Russian athletes. They probably don’t have much of a choice in what supplements they take. They’re probably told it’s just vitamins or medicine. But it is still an unlevel playing field and that isn’t fair to the clean athletes. That’s why I think that banning the entire Russian federation was appropriate so that countries have a strong disincentive to doping.

spud
5 years ago

When I was younger, I swam for a club and for my High School. I never used anything that would constitute me as cheating. I feel as if I did very well for myself in the pool. I loved and enjoyed every moment I had. I knew people looked at this sport as more than just enjoyment. But, have we all lost sight of what this is all about? To scar our name and the sport, we have to have a conscience. If I was not good enough, I was to work harder. If I still could not get it done, it was time to ‘kick rocks’. This is now FINA’s problem (it seems they don’t care or do they.)… Read more »

Thatguy
5 years ago

Good, another one saying something. Athletes need to speak out like this because the corporations have shown they don’t care. So a fuss needs to be ,made to force them to take action and actually uphold the rules for once.

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